A few ESAW updates:
1. Location will be the John H Fuller Elementary School, just around the corner (literally) from last year's venue, to be followed by vendor displays and socializing at IME (just like last year).
2. Registration is now available at: http://www.esaw.org/registration/
3. One of the presenters will be Karl Birkeland: http://www.montana.edu/wwwes/facstaff/birkeland.htm
4. The official update email to the mailing lists is copied below.
Also, unrelated to ESAW, but related to eastern avalanches, registrations are starting to come in for my own avy course (and I've finally resolved some annoying NSP red tape), so if potentially interested:
... please send in the registration materials and/or ask me any q's if anything is still unclear after reading the website.
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From: Christopher Joosen <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM
Subject: Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop - (ESAW) November 10, 2012 Registration
ESAW'ers, The age old truth continues today, “when an avalanche happens don’t be there”. How do we do that?- Never rest in the pursuit to know more about the avalanche enigma and phenomenon. As every snowflake is different so is each snowpack situation on any given day in any given winter. When we think we’ve got snow figured out we’re surprised again. Avalanche professionals around the globe acknowledge no one knows it all, we must continue to learn, discuss and share avalanche knowledge to enjoy a long life in the mountains. There are no experts, we are all students. In this vein I am happy to announce ESAW 2012.
The Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop in North Conway, NH is a place to bring together avalanche-minded individuals to share their enthusiasm for snow and discuss topics related to the winter in cold steep climates. We hope this will continue to be an annual gathering of avalanche professionals, educators, guides and backcountry skiing and climbing enthusiasts in the Northeast. It may be for personal interest, to fulfill continuing education and professional development needs, or the impending excitement for the upcoming winter.
Last year we launched the first ESAW which was grassroots and very successful. I hope, even with some modest growth this year, that we continue the same feel that we had last November, intimate, interactive, and fun. In order to allow more participants we are going to move a few doors down to the John Fuller Elementary School Auditorium, while keeping the vendor and social setting with our friends at International Mountain Equipment (IME). Registration and Workshop updates will all occur online at www.esaw.org
so follow this link to sign up today. (You can continue to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
.) Your registration fee includes all the talks, several raffles throughout the day, coffee, donuts/fruit and social at IME with hops and barley. Any remaining funds will go to The White Mountain Avalanche Education Fund set up to educate kids of the northeast about avalanches. For more information follow the proceeding link to the Mount Washington Avalanche Center website. http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchec...ducation-fund/
We look forward to seeing all of you at ESAW 2012 in North Conway NH on November 10th!